TAKING that further step to a new level is the objective for Lae City Dwellers as the National Soccer League champions gear up for the 2018 season and their third appearance in the OFC Champions League.
Coach Peter Gunemba, revealed that the club had set goals and standards and were working on achieving them.
“This year we are planning to retain the NSL title, we also plan to maintain our high standards and make the playoffs in the OFC Champions League,” Gunemba said.
The 2017 NSL minor premiers began training last month and will be looking at having few trials in Solomon Island.
Gunemba said the training and the trial games with the NSL games were to prepare for the upcoming OFC Champions League. “The NSL has not started yet but hopefully we get to play few NSL matches before we head to the OFC Champions League.”
The Dwellers are pooled in Group A with debutants Nalkutan FC of Vanuatu, Ba FC of Fiji and the Qualifying Stage winners in Port Vila from 10-18 February.
The club welcome back their two key players for their two major campaigns, Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba
In the meantime, the Morobean coach is positive about the talent on his roster but will be looking at recruiting two overseas based players for their Champions League campaign.